A: Yes, any radiology practice located in the following states should carefully examine state statutes and regulations that control RAs' scope of practice: Arkansas; Florida; Iowa; Mississippi; Montana; New Mexico; New York; Oregon; Tennessee and Wyoming.
Because the states regulate, through licensing, the practice scope, supervision requirements, and medical liability of nonphysician practitioners, the ACR advises that radiology practices consult with qualified local counsel for guidance on their state’s legislation and regulations.
Please look for a future JACR article for more detail and an update on the role of RAs.
ACR Bulletin, NOV, 2001, "Clarification Given by CMS on Ordering Diagnostic Tests Rule, Supervision Rule and ICD-9 Coding Guidelines."
ACR Bulletin, June, 2001, "New Supervision Regulations Effective July 1, 2001"
CMS Transmittal 1725, July 16, 2001.
CMS Web site Listing of 2007 Supervision Levels in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule at RVU07A2 - Updated 12/04/06 [ZIP 3MB]
Program Memorandum Carriers (CMS Transmittal B-01-28)
The Medicare Carrier Manual, Section 15022(E)(1)